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Help! Need to buy a tuxedo for Jan. 17th event

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by chorse123, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. scruff

    scruff Senior member

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    Filene's in Paramus said they don't carry tuxedos. When pressed, the guy said they received the Borrellis by mistake and sent them to the UWS store. UWS store says they don't carry tuxedos. When pressed, the lady was still clueless and said they don't have any "vault" merchandise right now.

    Looks like it's going to be Mr. Ned. SB one button peaked grosgrain, midnight blue, wool/mohair if they have it.


    In a word - bullshit. Unless someone snapped them up off the clearance rack between Sat. night and this morning (unlikely since Bergen County stores are all closed on Sunday), it's there.

    Anyhow, I think Mr. Ned's is a fanastic choice. I've come across tons of his suits at the Housing Works on the UWS and was always impressed by the styling and craftsmanship. Looking forward to pictures...
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    In a word - bullshit. Unless someone snapped them up off the clearance rack between Sat. night and this morning (unlikely since Bergen County stores are all closed on Sunday), it's there.

    You are probably right, but it's not easy for me to get out there.
     
  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I went with Mr. Ned. They don't stock mohair/wool blends so special order would cost extra. Tip Top may have had some, but I don't have time to run out there now, and it may have been more with the added fabric costs anyway. Varham had a super 110s midnight navy in stock that seems fine, if unremarkable.

    I wore a jacket I like a lot and brought the one they made for me so I could point out what I didn't like. He volunteered to take that one back and fix a slight problem with the shoulders, which was nice and unexpected. It's a little push and pull there--to get a higher armhole, to get him to understand I like a large lapel roll, to show what I like about the shoulder in the jacket I wore, etc. First fitting in around two weeks.

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  4. chorse123

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    Ned's is very good about working with you to make sure you are happy with the final product. They even did work to a friend's suit nearly a year after b/c she wasn't happy with the pants.

    Looking forward to seeing the tux.
     
  6. chorse123

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    Yeah, it was a pleasant surprise when Varham said he would fix it. I imagine that screwing around with the shoulders is not the easiest alteration.

    I may try to bring a camera to my fittings. At the very least, the finished product will get some photos.
     
  7. chorse123

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    I had my first fitting today. Not the best pictures, but they do give a sense of how Mr. Ned works. Jacket was pinned together at the shoulders for me to try it on, then adjusted. The pockets have been cut, but not a lot more has been done. You can see the machine stitching on the lapels. They chalked up the back and the front a little and I'll go back next week.

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  8. zarathustra

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    Nice. i was just informed that 2 of the tree weddings i will be going to will be black tie optional... meaning i have to get one. Will probably go the Mr. Ned route as well.
     
  9. chorse123

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    I had a second fitting for my tux. They've been really phenomenal about turning it around quickly--it will be done for my event tomorrow night. Lots of little adjustments were done today: it was a little too boxy so some more waist suppression, take in a little around the shoulder blades, raise button stance around 3/4", shorten sleeves a little--different on each arm, finish trousers, take in trousers near back of the thigh a little, and add a lapel buttonhole. Where else would I put a flower?

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  10. tsherry

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    Looks great. Don't forget the flower loop behind the lapel buttonhole. Also, many cummerbunds have a loop to attach to a button on the pants to keep them from riding up.

    You're going to look great!
     
  11. gdl203

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    Looks awesome J - that lapel roll is a killer!
     
  12. chorse123

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    Looks great. Don't forget the flower loop behind the lapel buttonhole.

    Ah yes, I forgot about that. I'll see if they add it and if not, I'll have them do it when I pick it up.

    Looks awesome J - that lapel roll is a killer!

    Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised. My expectations were perhaps too low going into the thing, but it looked good and they were a pleasure to work with.
     
  13. farfisa23

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    where are the finished pics?
     
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    Here are two. I'm hoping to wear it again soon and will try to get better ones. Also, a few of the construction up close, both positive (hand stitching on the collar) and negative (a sloppy buttonhole).


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  15. scruff

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    your home library is fancy.

    tux looks nice.
     

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